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MSNBC
Apr 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
obama will travel to boston on thursday to speak at an interfaith service. today, he vowed to find those responsible and labeled the bombings an act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act. and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. it will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice. >> today we also are getting new video of the actual explosions. including the only tape we've seen taken by a woman actually running in the race. [ explosion ] . >> and new radio calls from first responders reveal the chaotic moments just after the explosions. >> we have reports of two explosions here. we have at least a dozen people with serious injuries. >> at least two explosions. a dozen serious injuries, a multiple injury incident. >> authorities are now asking anyone with potential photo or video evidence to come forward and help the in
MSNBC
Apr 16, 2013 3:00am PDT
middle east. this man's job when he was at the secret service -- protect president obama with 1.8 million people on the washington mall gathered for his first inauguration. >> you can't guarantee anything. all you do in the field of security is reduce the probe ability of an event like this to something so miniscule if something does happen your response element afterward is enough to keep the casualties to a minimum. >> many americans have grown tired of war, tsa checkpoints and heavy security at sporting events. former national director of counterterrorism says the threat remains very real. >> if this turns out to be either domestic or international terrorism it will remind people of the difficulty of the tasks that we have been working against over the past ten years. >> reporter: experts say that while we can certainly prevent and address more security issues than we did before 9/11, trying to protect a soft target like a marathon is just increasingly difficult and they point out that a terrorist only has to find the weakest, softest point and attack there. of course that's wh
MSNBC
Apr 16, 2013 2:30am PDT
. and new york city and washington, d.c. are on heightened alert. the secret service shutting down pennsylvania avenue out of an abundance of caution. last night, president obama addressed the country, stopping short of calling the blast terrorism. and asking for the prayers of the nation. >> the american people will say a prayer for boston tonight. and michelle and i said our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families and the victims in the wake of this sense tense loss. bost season a tough and resilient town. so are its people. i'm confident that bostonians will pull together, and move forward as one proud city. as they do, the american people will be with them every single step of the way. >> the bombing brought back painful memories for boston. after all, one of the planes took off from logan airport on september 11th, nearly 12 years ago. michael leiter is an nbc news national security analyst. he's the former director of the national counterterrorism center in washington. michael, thanks for joining us. where i'm sitting is about four blocks from the crime scene. but on a a
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